Alain Bensoussan


Attorney-at-law, Paris

Cour d'appel de Paris

Alain Bensoussan is an attorney-at-law in Paris specialized in IT/IP law. He founded in 1978 a law firm focused on technology law and data protection law. A member of many think tanks on cutting-edge issues in technology law, Mr. Bensoussan has pioneered numerous concepts such as the right to be forgotten, the rights of the digital person and the law of robots. In 2014 he created Association du droit des robots, an association promoting the development of the law of robots.
He is the founder and president of Lexing®, the first global network of lawyers specialized in technology law. Alain Bensoussan is also a founding member (and former president from 2005 to 2009) of AFDIT (Association française du droit de l’informatique et de la télécommunication), a founding member and honorary vice-president of AFCDP (Association française des correspondants à la protection des données à caractère personnel) and a founding member (and former president from 2006 to 2012) of the “Rights of the Digital Person” commission of UIA (Union Internationale des Avocats).
A regular commentator in print and broadcast media, Alain Bensoussan frequently speaks at seminars and conferences and is a lecturer at various universities and schools such as École Centrale de Paris. His numerous publications include the first treatise on IT and telematics law (Droit de l’informatique et de la télématique, Théorie et Pratique, Ed. Berger-Levrault, 1985) and two seminal books on IT and Telecommunications law (Informatique et télécoms, Ed. Francis Lefebvre) and Data Protection law (Informatique et libertés, Ed. Francis Lefebvre).